The leader of an abortion rights group said she is “disappointed” after meeting with undeclared U.S. Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr.
The former U.S. congressman from Tennessee met Monday with NARAL Pro-Choice New York. The group has already endorsed New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
The group’s president, Kelli Conlin, said Ford’s views do not align with abortion rights supporters. She said the group was confident in its support for Gillibrand.
Ford has voted to require minors to get parental consent for abortions, and to ban a procedure that involves partially delivering a fetus before aborting it.
He is considering challenging Gillibrand in the Democratic primary. He moved to New York after losing the 2006 U.S. Senate race in Tennessee.
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